Chia Seed Pudding recipe

This amazingly healthy and delicious chia seed pudding looks like this:

chia seed pudding

Served up for dessert in two cute little Pyrex bowls

 

… and uses these ingredients:

chia seed pudding ingredients

 

1 cup chia seeds
3 cups coconut milk (I use the reduced fat kind… you could also use a nut milk like almond milk)
3 tablespoons Stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

 

Here’s how you make it:

Mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, Stevia, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl

Stir the mixture well, so there are no clumps… I use a fork to mash out any lumps which takes a couple minutes

Let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, or cover and refrigerate.

When serving, you can either eat it as is, or top it with some fruit.  My favorite are mango or peach slices.  I find that two big spoonfuls is quite filling, so the recipe lasts for a while.  Perfect for taking as a snack to work too.

 

Chia seeds are amazing tiny nuggets of healthy goodness.  Here are a few of their benefits:

-they pack a lot of protein… in fact, they are one of the highest plant-based sources of complete protein

-they’re full of antioxidants, helping prevent free-radical damage in your body, which can cause premature aging of your skin

-they contain healthy omega-3 oil, which is the healthy oil found in fish, but if you don’t want to eat fish every day or you’re a vego, chia seeds are the perfect alternative

-they balance your blood sugar which lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, and give you steady, constant energy throughout your day

-they promote fertility… so if you’re trying to get preggers, these could be your golden ticket to babyland

-they are super versatile- use them in baking, smoothies, pudding, etc

 

(ps- to give credit where it’s due, this recipe is adapted from www.juiceboks.com)

 

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